Why go digital? Good question! The response is easy: up to date resources, flexibility, differentiation for students, high interest, greener, and cheaper. Why now? Many districts (like mine)will be adopting new textbooks next year, which makes it a great time to make the switch. If your school is serious about keeping costs down, but making
Right now I am sitting in Bradenton at an in person event of SCIcon hosted by Bekka Stasny. We are learning a lot and having fun getting to know each other and share ideas on how to make science more fun. However, it is not to late to join us either in person or virtually.
Are you looking for great resources for integrating STEM concepts? Then take a look at the new STEM connect tab in the teacher center of Discovery Streaming. It is an excellent collection of clips, lesson plans, etc. that will make it easy to integrate science, technology, engineering , and math into your science or math
This weekend was the Tech or Treat virtual conference. I hope that you were able to attend a few of the sessions that were offered. They were all excellent. However, if you missed one of the presentations, they will archive them on the DEN site starting next week. One that you can catch right now
Experimental design is something that many middle school students have trouble doing independently. For years I have done the same lab to teach this concept to my students. The students love the lab, but I don’t love the results. This year I decided to try teaching experimental design with a virtual lab. My students chose
Earth Day is upon us, and this year it is easier than ever to find great activities to involve your students with treasuring and preserving our planet. Here are a few to share with teachers in your school. The grocery bag project: This project is a simple one, but will help students raise awareness about
This new year, show your DEN spirit and lets help each other with new and innovative ways to use technology in the science classroom. You know as well as I do that DEN members always are on the cutting edge, so let’s help each other make this the year of science tech projects. Write a
The scientific method is a topic that many science teachers review at the beginning of the year. However, it can be hard to find new and exciting ways to teach it to students year after year. Personally, I find that students come to me still unsure of many steps even though they have conducted experiments
The school year is growing very short. Unfortunately, our student’s attention spans also seem to be growing shorter. This is when using projects that involve creativity and some of the great ideas off the web can revitalize your student’s interest in learning. Projects can also help you enjoy teaching the last few weeks of school.
Do you or your students have a case of the winter blahs?If so, try spicing up your approach to the science curriculum, by having your students teach the chapter instead of you. One of the cardinal rules of teaching is: “He or she who does the work learns the most.” Take advantage of this old